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Suggest treatment for an infected injury during pregnancy

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi doctor,

Attached is the pic of injury affected area. There is a covering of layer of skin over the nose pin. I can see puss inside. Please let me know whether the skin needs any kind of surgery or it will be fine after putting some ointment.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.
Definitely the area is infected. I would suggest a course of oral antibiotics e.g Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, 625mg tab, thrice daily for a week.
Topically she may use mupirocin 2% cream, twice daily.
She may also take a painkiller e.g either tab. Ibuprofen or Diclofenac twice daily, for symptomatic relief from pain.
These are prescription medications.
Oncr the infection resolves the buried nose pin can be carefully extracted.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
One more thing, can she take the above medicine as she is 4 months pregnant?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
oral and topical antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Yes, these medications are safe in pregnancy.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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